The beloved story of a puppet who longs to be a boy—and whose nose grows with every lie he tells When the poor woodcarver Geppetto builds a lifelike puppet, he doesn’t expect it to become a willful creature who talks back, dances, and generally misbehaves. Determined to have great adventures, Pinocchio runs away. Out in the big world, he makes many animal friends—and enemies—including a cat, a fox, a fire-eater, a giant dog-fish, and sea monsters. He is thrown in jail, stranded on an island of bees, in danger of being fried like a fish, and turned into a donkey. And every time he tells a lie, his nose grows longer. But he wants more than anything to be a real boy. The classic tale of the rebellious marionette who discovers what it means to be human continues to delight young readers across the world. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.